Chelsea's incredibly short send off to Antonio Conte

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Chelsea have parted company with their Italian manager Antonio Conte after two years at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League club said on Friday (Jul 13).

"I wish you every success in the future".

The Italian manager's relations with the west London club's hierarchy have appeared strained, to put it mildly, since a year ago while his departure from Stamford Bridge has been flagged for months.

The 26-year-old was a star player for Maurizio Sarri's side that pushed Juventus all the way in the Serie A title race last season.

Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that's it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season.

Antonio Conte's sacking at Chelsea, to be replaced by Maurizio Sarri, has been formalised finally.

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The Blues finished outside of the top four last season, but did end the 2017/18 season by defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Leaving Stamford Bridge was always the likely outcome for Conte following a season in which Chelsea missed out on Champions League qualification after a fifth-place league finish, 30 points behind champion Manchester City.

"Thank You Boss", Terry posted on Instagram alongside a photo of the two of them holding the Premier League trophy. This text will now form the basis of Chelsea's evidence against their former manager.

Napoli are also expecting compensation of around £4.5million for Sarri, who is under contract even though he is no longer their coach.

Media reports said Conte's departure would take to 85 million pounds the amount Chelsea has spent on paying off sacked managers - nearly the record fee Manchester United paid in 2016 for France midfielder Paul Pogba.